The High Cost Of Living Unconciously

By Debbie Friedman

Have you ever heard of the term ‘Highway Hypnosis’? It’s a term that’s been coined for what goes on in major metropolitan areas every day. Your conscious mind becomes overloaded by information from your body, environment, subconscious mind, and conscious mind, so that your subconscious mind takes over and moves into the driver’s seat.

We all know the high cost of driving unconsciously. You can slam into someone’s car and not know how you got there.

Here’s the real question, though: What’s the cost of being unconscious on the highway of your life? Are you bumping into obstacles that you don’t need to bump into? Could you be navigating a much more effective path? Are you tuned out to the road signs that could make your life a smoother journey?

When your subconscious mind slides into the drivers seat of your life, what goes on? Is your mind full of negative self talk, thoughts of worry and doubts, fears that you’re not good enough or that it’s not going to work out, and conversations you could or should have had with people days before? Are you working yourself into a state of stress and fear based on old beliefs and programming?

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The truth is that 90% of what you think, say, and do is based on the subconscious mind and the information it has stored. If you aren’t conscious, you slip back into letting your subconscious mind take over and much of that is based on old beliefs, ideas, experiences, programming and limitations from the past.

That’s what happens in life and it can hold you back from success. And the cost of this is high, often times painful, sometimes leading to a life of quiet desperation or death.

Cleaning out the closet of your mind to eliminate limiting beliefs is a powerful step towards ending this cycle. We all know that your thoughts lead to your emotions, which lead to your actions, and lead to the results that you see in your life.

To avoid the high cost of living unconsciously, the key is to become conscious in your daily life so that you can choose the thoughts that will lead you to the destiny of your dreams. By consciously choosing to create new thought habits that are filled with powerful, positive beliefs, your highway of life becomes a smooth, easy, joyful adventure.

If you become aware that you’re not present in the moment, that your mind has drifted, that there is a high cost of living unconsciously that you are no longer willing to pay, and sense that your subconscious may be in the driver’s seat of your life, here are five practical steps you can use:

1. Create a fist with one of your hands and ‘count yourself out’ by extending one finger at a time as you say ‘1-2-3-4-5, eyes open, wide awake!’ Repeat this until you are in the present moment and consciously aware. If you’re driving, be sure to keep one hand on the wheel at all times.

2. Pay attention to your body, mind, and spirit. If you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed, take a walk, take a break, take a nap, and give yourself a moment to step off the Stress Express.

3. Be conscious of your surroundings and stay focused on one thing at a time. Be fully present in the moment with whatever is in front of you.

4. Create a dialogue with yourself that is positive and that allows you to anticipate the day ahead, verbally acknowledge and celebrate all that good things that are happening, and express gratitude for everything in your day including the fact that you have the gift of creating your dream.

5. Focus on what is right in your life and your vision of the life you choose to live. Give attention to what’s not working smoothly only long enough to correct your course through your actions, thoughts, or emotions. Learn the lesson, gain the wisdom, and move on.

Then, consciously choose the life you desire. YOU deserve it!!!

About the Author: Debbie Friedman, M.S., C.Ht., is the Manifesting Maven who helps people consciously create the life they love to live. She is the creator of the popular Cleaning Out the Closet of Your Mind for Wealth series.


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Strongest earthquake in 40 years hits Southeast Asia

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Indian Ocean – The death toll continues to grow and millions face a homeless life in the new year as coastal communities in south Asia struggle against continued aftershocks and flooding caused by the largest earthquake to strike the planet in more than a generation.

The magnitude 9.0 undersea megathrust earthquake struck off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia on December 26, 2004, at 00:58:50 UTC (or 07:58:50 local time in Jakarta and Bangkok).

The earthquake was the strongest in the world since the 9.2-magnitude Good Friday Earthquake which struck Alaska, USA in 1964, and the fourth largest since 1900. More than 140,000 deaths[1] were caused by resulting tsunami, which in Thailand were up to 10 meters (33 feet) tall, and struck within three hours of the initial event.

Multiple tsunamis struck and ravaged coastal regions all over the Indian Ocean, devastating regions including the Indonesian province of Aceh, the coast of Sri Lanka, coastal areas of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the resort island of Phuket, Thailand, and even as far away as Somalia, 4,100 km (2,500 mi) west of the epicenter.

While the earthquake and the tsunamis are no longer ongoing (other than aftershocks), the humanitarian and economic crisis generated by the disaster is still ongoing. This report will attempt to cover the crisis as it continues to develop.

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2008 Leisure Taiwan launched in Taipei World Trade Center

Saturday, July 19, 2008

This year’s Leisure Taiwan trade show (a.k.a Taiwan Sport Recreation and Leisure Show) started yesterday, with 131 companies participating including sports media companies such as ESPN and VideoLand Television, businesses selling sports equipment and fitness clubs.

There were also a variety of sports being played in the arena built for the trade show. The events included a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, free style shooting, and bicycle test-riding. In addition, conferences discussed issues related to sports and physical education.

A major topic in the trade show was energy-efficiency and, as a result, bicycles and similar sports equipment were being heavily promoted.

Next Tuesday, companies from the electronics industry plan to promote their industry at “2008 Digital E-Park.” In previous years, organizations from the electronics industry have showcased their products at Leisure Taiwan instead of at the Digital E-Park, so this move has reduced the number of markets covered by Leisure Taiwan.

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Simple Ideas For Natural Skincare At Home

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Skin care is a vital part of your day by day routine. Your gorgeous skin is necessary, it protects your physique and healthy skin makes you feel nice as well as look tremendous. There are many excessive priced skincare products available on the market in the present day to select from, but natural skincare is one thing you can do everyday with components within the kitchen for just just a few cents. The three basic procedures are: cleaning, firming, and moisturizing and conditioning, and you’ll study right here straightforward and reasonably priced methods to do that at dwelling for a stupendous, wholesome skin.

Cleansing is a crucial inception of skin care. By doing this, we clear the pores and skin from make-up, clear the pores, and exfoliate the useless skin, which may block pores if not taken care of correctly. It is important that you simply clear your pores and skin at the least twice each day, day and evening time. If you’d like a deeper clean, steam your face as soon as you clear it to clear up any blocked pores.

A effortless cleanser to make yourself at home is the legendary oatmeal cleanser and scrub. Utilizing your blender, merely mill the oats until they are thin, like flour. Then put a little quantity in your hand and add water to make a paste through it. Massage this into your face and on the neckline after which just rinse off. The oatmeal will take in and remove any dirt and impurities in your skin. As it gently cleans and exfoliates the pores and skin, it will make it feel clean, soft, and dirt free. This is one of the best for best skin care.

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Toning will activate the pores and assist with blood movement and might lessen the looks of fine lines which is magnificent for best skin care. It cleans the dirt and removes the surplus oil, which is very wanted if you’re in touch with harsh weather conditions and dirt on a daily basis. This additionally prepares your skin for conditioning and moisturizing.

A simple manner to make toner that additionally acts as an astringent is the cucumber toner. In your blender blend together half a cucumber, half a tomato and one fourth cup of Vodka. Put this on the face and collar with your hands and leave on for about 5 minutes. When you have waited about five minutes, rinse it off with semi cold water and softly pat dry. You’ll be able to even save the extra in a glass jar within the fridge.

The ultimate method in pure skin care is moisturizing and conditioning the skin. As pores and skin ages it loses its means to remain hydrated and turns dry and wrinkled. This keeps your pores and skin from drying out and restores the acid stability, correcting any imbalances you might have. Making use of moisturizer to skin that is moist gives one of the best results.

When selecting a moisturizer you’ll want to take into consideration your pores and skin type. A straightforward at-home moisturizer for normal pores and skin might be constituted of mashing half a banana with a tablespoon of honey and two2 tablespoons of sour cream. You’ll be able to then apply this to your face and let it sit on there for about ten minutes before washing it off with tepid water. Raw honey is just the thing for creating your moisturizer at home because it draws in and retains water to the surface.

With the right merchandise, whether home-made or store bought, and commitment, your pores and skin can look and feel healthy very quickly. Natural skincare is one thing you possibly can simply do with issues you already have within the residence, affordably and simply. Relying on what your skin sort is, there may be all the time a recipe for the fitting moisturizer, toner, and cleanser, just inside your dwelling. Believe it or not, natural skincare is where it’s at.

About the Author: Jasmine St-Evers thinks that feeling beautiful is wonderful but actually being beautiful inside and out is the greatest. For that she uses nature’s

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UN: Military attacks on Darfur violated international law

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A United Nations report released Thursday states that recent attacks carried out on four villages in Darfur by the Sudanese military and armed miltias were a violation of international law.

The attacks, which involved aerial bombardment in two of the villages, left a total of 115 people dead and over 30,000 forcibly displaced, according to the report. Damage to civilian property was extensive; homes, schools, and shops were systematically destroyed, vandalized, or set ablaze, food reserves were burned, and livestock was looted. In addition, there were several reports of rape in one village.

The report, issued jointly by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN African Union Mission in Darfur, describes attacks on the West Darfur villages of Saraf Jidad, Sirba, Silea and Abu Suruj in January and February. The attacks were part of a Sudanese military campaign to regain control of West Darfur’s northern corridor and drive out rebel insurgents from the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).

The damage to civilians was deemed to be a “deliberate and integral part” of the military strategy. In failing to “distinguish between civilian objects and military objectives”, the UN accused the Sudanese military of violating international humanitarian law. The activities of the JEM were also denounced, as they were found to be in violation of the 2004 N’Djamena Ceasefire Agreement.

In Saraf Jidad, which was attacked three times in January, 26 civilians were killed, and almost the entire population was displaced. Witnesses described the attackers as Arab men called Janjaweed, who have had the assistance of the Sudanese government. The men were seen riding horses and camels, and some were in military vehicles. After exchanging fire with the JEM, they entered the town, where they started torching homes and shooting at civilians.

An Antonov flew into the area and dropped three bombs … I saw many houses set ablaze by the bombing. People started running randomly in fear and confusion.

One of the victims from Saraf Jidad, who was around 80 years old, recalled the January 24 attack. “The attackers entered my house,” he said. “They were four, in military uniforms. One of them hit my head with the butt of his gun. I fell down. He told me, ‘If you do not all move from here we will burn you alive.’ At that, they set my house on fire. I was inside, but managed to escape though I had my arms injured by the fire.”

In the other three villages, witnesses reported seeing Antonov planes and military helicopters along with the armed militiamen and Sudanese troops. In Silea, the ground offensive was preceded by three aerial bombardments in different areas of the town. Nearly the entire population of 10,600 was displaced, with some having to go across the border to Chad.

One witness of the Silea attack reported, “An Antonov flew into the area and dropped three bombs … I saw many houses set ablaze by the bombing. People started running randomly in fear and confusion. I witnessed SAF and Janjaweed looting houses, shops and NGO offices. They would load the stolen goods in their cars and on their camels and horses and take them away.”

The village of Abu Suruj was also bombed, but no casualties were reported from this bombing. However, over 75 percent of the town was burnt down by ground troops, and 30 people were killed.

In Sirba, the pattern of attack was similar to that of Abu Suruj. Half of the village was burned down and 45 people were killed. One victim described an encounter with an armed man: “I was holding tight my four-year-old brother; I was scared that the man was going to shoot him. Instead he left. After a few seconds the roof of the house was burning. He saw we were inside and he set the hut on fire to burn us alive. We escaped from the window and ran in different directions.”

Witnesses reported acts of sexual violence being committed by the attackers in Sirba, and UN investigators believe at least 10 women were victims of rape. An eyewitness reported four girls being taken into a hut and raped at gunpoint by Sudanese soldiers.

There were also reports of air and ground attacks in Jebel Moon, where many victims had fled following the attacks, but the UN was denied access to the area.

On March 3, the UN met with a West Darfur security official to address their concerns. The official argued that the JEM had taken control of the villages and a deployment of troops was necessary to regain these areas. He also denied that the Sudanese military was involved in the Saraf Jidad attacks, stating they were done by Arab tribes who had nothing to do with the military campaign.

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Australian treasurer attacks opposition leader’s tax question error

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

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The ability of Australian opposition leader, Kevin Rudd to run the country’s economy has been questioned by the Government after he made an error responding to a question on Australia’s current tax system today. Speaking in Queanbeyan, New South Wales earlier today, Mr Rudd was asked if he could name the current tax rates and the thresholds at which they kick in.

Mr Rudd said that he thought the top tax rate started at AUD$175,000. In fact, Australia’s top taxation rate begins at $150,000. “Well, as of July 1, if you went through the four thresholds, I think the high threshold kicks in I think at $175,000, then I think it cascades down the spectrum,” Mr Rudd told reporters.

Australian treasurer Peter Costello, who introduced the tax threshold changes, has seized on the opposition leader’s uncertainty, claiming that “he has never cared about economic policy, he has no interest in it,” he said.

Treasurer Costello claimed: “He was exposed as a fraud on productivity and we don’t hear him talking about productivity very much anymore.

“Now he has been exposed as being naked when it comes to understanding the tax system.”

Mr Costello demanded that the opposition release their taxation policy. “Since the Labor Party demands an election to be called on a daily basis, you would think they might have the decency of releasing a policy so that people can know what it is,” said Costello.

A Federal election is expected in Australia in the next three months and the Coalition Government is trailing the Opposition by ten percentage points on a two-party preferred basis.

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How To Bet On Basketball Game

Aside from the many benefits the internet could offer us, internet has also become a medium for placing to any sports bet. If you are interested to place a bet on basketball game then an internet is one of the best places to give a basketball betting a try.

There are different ways to bet on basketball games such as point spreads, money line system, the totals, parlays and teasers. These methods are also applied in an online basketball betting. So, it is important that you further understand this kind of methods so you will have more chance to bet on basketball, and at the same time win. In addition, you also have to know that the NBA is the biggest Basketball platform as well as the biggest gambling platform too. A large number of games are played in a season in the NBA.

Read and understand all of the content given in this article carefully, this will tell you how you could place your bet on basketball games.

Point Spread

This type of method is the most popular and commonly used by bettors. This is a little bit more complex with online basketball betting, but it allows you to see more thrills in the game and in your bet as well. With the point spread, the team expected to win will be called the favorite, while the team expected to lose will be called the underdog. The team expected to win gives, or lays, points to the team expected to lose for betting purposes.


In this betting system the bookmaker will announce a total number of the two teams playing and you will have to bet that the winning team will cross over or losing team will be below to that total number. In either way if your prediction proves to be true, you win the bet.

Money Line System

Perhaps, money line system is the easiest and simplest form of betting. In this method, you have more chances on winning. All you have to do is to choose a winner and once your chosen favorite wins you also win the bet.

Parlays and Teasers

The other types of wagers involving basketball come in the form of parlays and teasers, which are sometimes called exotic bets. In parlays and teasers bettors must correctly predict the winners of two or more games. The one catch about parlays and teasers is that all of your teams must win or the entire bet is a loss. Even if you correctly pick five out of six games, a parlay or teaser wager is still a loss.

President Obama renews his push to close Guantanamo detention facility

Friday, May 3, 2013

With over 100 Guantanamo Bay detainees in a hunger strike against their incarceration, President Barack Obama, on Tuesday, renewed his push for the closure of the facility.

President Obama addressed a news conference at the White House on Tuesday saying he would have a team of officials review the issue before again appealing to Congress to close the prison holding “terror” suspects in Cuba. “I think it is critical for us to understand that Guantanamo is not necessary to keep America safe,” he said. “It is expensive. It is inefficient. It hurts us in terms of our international standing. It lessens co-operation with our allies on counter-terrorism efforts. It is a recruitment tool for extremists. It needs to be closed.”

These remarks were made after 40 US Navy medical staff were sent to the facility to deal with the growing hunger strike that began on February 6 this year, where twenty one inmates are now being force fed; five of those are in hospital. “I don’t want these individuals to die,” President Obama said.

Calls by the Center for Constitutional Rights however, have called for President Obama to transfer men from the facility now; a power he has over Congress. “He should use the certification/waiver process created by Congress to transfer detainees, starting with the 86 men who have been cleared for release,” the New York-based group said.

When asked for greater details about President Obama’s intentions, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said the president was “considering a range of options for ways that we can reduce the population there,” including “reappointing a senior official at the State Department to renew our focus on repatriating or transferring” lower-risk detainees.

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Is Seo Going Dead In Future Really?

Is SEO Going Dead in future Really?


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Going deeper into the matter and tracing it a little in history, the recent updates by Google have forced majority of webmasters to change their SEO strategy. A handful of experts have even pointed out that SEO will have no meaning in coming future; but, webmasters have been listening to this ever since the birth of

search engine optimization

. Many of the webmasters, upon the starting of SEO, stated that it doesn t have much of a future and will die very soon, but they have been proved wrong, and SEO is still flourishing.

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Well, seeing from the trends in the past, and the fact that SEO has survived three major updates by Google namely Florida, Panda, and Penguin in years 2003, 2011, and 2012 respectively SEO has nothing to fear, at least for now. Well, truly speaking, there is nothing solid we can predict here, because it all depends on the search engine giant Google. One thing is for sure that if Google has been keeping the high-quality content and relevancy on the top priority, SEO got to play a major role, because when any webmaster publishes content, they take care of the quality of the content along with relevancy. Of course, the ones who are going to suffer (and punished by Google, we suppose) are the ones using non-unique (plagiarized), low-quality, and spun content.

Going in line with the topic, everyone has a different perspective. While web designers say that SEO is poisoning the web, they are using it by adding links to their site from clients sites. We would not consider hate baiters in this category, as they have been found to use public relations and spam content largely. Bloggers, on the other hand, well most of them, believe that SEO still has a lot of life left, at least till the time Google devices something that is absolutely anti-SEO!

Listening to freelance columnists perspective, they consider content to be the ultimate and true king, and believe that there is nothing like SEO and it doesn t play any role, even if it exists. There is another category of people with yet another perspective on future of SEO the social media gurus these have nothing much to say but dance on the beat of their own mantra social is the future! There are many other type of people who have their say like white hat SEO professionals, black hat SEO professionals, AdWords gurus, online marketers, public relations gurus, and last but not the least the people who availed SEO services (and paid for it, heavily)! Well, the last category is huge and does have a lot of clients who do not know much about SEO. Now, what happens when you do not know about anything and purchase it just because it is hot in the market? It is a fail! An epic fail! This is what has happened with the last category; they have misunderstood the true meaning and benefit of SEO and have suffered loss. They could have instead invested this amount pouring in quality content into their ventures.

Anyhow, again we reiterate that nothing solid can be said at this time as to what is the future of SEO. One thing we can say, at the present time, loudly and clearly that it is not dead yet. Search engine optimization, still has a lot of life left and is there to stay for quite some time (no idea how much). Trends from history will definitely support this statement, as the future of SEO was seen as bleak even at the time of its origin, but it has come a long way and has eventually evolved.

As Google keeps on changing its strategies and algorithms and keeps on bringing new updates, it is sure that webmasters SEO strategies will change, but will never die. One thing is for sure that the ones who use black hat SEO techniques, plagiarized (and spun) content are the ones going to be the biggest losers, because it will be very difficult for them to find place in initial pages of Google (or any search engine) anyhow!

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